• 35 years and above now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
  • Manufacturing sector likely to employ over 100,000 by 2025
  • Action against 362 for flouting covid norms
  • Active cases of COVID-19 up by 159 to 22,124

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#Doha #Qatar #News in 60 Seconds – Friday 18th April 2021 S02E08

It’s Sunday 18th April

In today’s newspapers

35 years and above now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Doctor Abdullatif Al Khal chairman of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 says “lowering the eligibility threshold to 35 years of age will enable a wider section of our population to be vaccinated and become protected against COVID-19. Since the start of March, we have almost doubled the number of weekly vaccines administered and in the past seven days alone we have administered over 160,000 doses, across more than 35 vaccination centres.”

Manufacturing sector likely to employ over 100,000 by 2025

The government’s effort to boost the SME sector manufacturing and the shifting focus towards the non-hydrocarbon sector exports, is expected to drive the production value for the manufacturing sector by 30% from 2019 to 2025.

Action against 362 for flouting COVID norms

On Saturday as many as 362 people were referred to the public prosecution for violating COVID-19 safety norms.

282 people were booked for not wearing masks, 3 faced action for breaking a rule that bans more than 4 people including the driver from travelling together in a car, and 73 for not maintaining safe physical distancing, along with 4 more for not installing the Ehteraz application

Qatar’s weather today

Doha will see temperatures between 24 and 37 degrees. Elsewhere in the country it will be between 17 and 37 degrees.

Now today’s COVID update.

In the last 24-hour period, there have been 827 new cases of COVID-19 and 659 recoveries. Unfortunately, there were also 9 Covid related deaths. Which means there’s been an increase of 159 cases giving us a new current total of 22,124 active cases.

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